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I've been a 15-20 cigarette per day smoker for the last 16 years and the time has come for me to quit permanently. I've never attempted quitting before as my rationalisation was always that I enjoyed it, had no children, was financially stable and was a respectful smoker (I never smoked around others). I still do enjoy it, still have no children, still am financially stable and still am respectful - I just want a life without cigarettes in it. I want to be healthy and I can't do that while inhaling a carcinagenic drug every day. So I'm firm in my decision to quit forever.
I'm on my second day of a Champix prescription and have been lucky enough to not experience any of the side effects that alot have spoken about; like nausea, headaches or strange dreams. Basically what I wondering is, are there many other people on here that have used Champix and if so, do you have any tips you'd like to share? Being on my second day, I still have the 'urge' to smoke however I have cut down to around 4 a day. Is that the right thing to do?
I am finding that I'm watching the clock more than ever before as I have a very organised personality (to the point where I had scheduled smoking into my day). I'm finding that even more than any 'urges' to smoke; the alteration of my schedule has been more unsettling. I am so used to doing everything 'on time' that it is really messing with me. I've been using positive affirmations and visualisations and trying to focus as much as possible on my work, but my eye still creeps back toward the clock.
I am an analytical person and I know I'm more than likely just over-thinking this, but any feedback/guidance would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much in anticipation and good luck to you all.
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